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Help Us Buy A Fire Engine!

24th June 2017 Paul Andrews

Raising funds to buy London a High Rise Aerial Ladder for the London Fire Brigade.

Here at Family Business United we have set ourselves a new challenge - weʼre raising £1,000,000 to raise funds to purchase London's first High Rise Aerial Ladder for the London Fire Brigade!

Launched today, every penny will help towards our goal and make a difference to London and those living, working, visiting and staying in London for generations to come. Be one of the first to donate to our crowdfunding campaign here  As a small business we wanted to do something and show that small businesses can make a difference.

Like everyone else here in the UK I was horrified by the recent events at Grenfell Tower in Kensington and as more and more of the story unfolds, it is unbelievable that in this day and age there is no aerial ladder available to the London Fire Brigade that would have enabled them access to the top floors of the tower in question.  We wanted to do something positive and so have launched this campaign.

The story continues to unfold and thankfully it would now appear that the residents and the local community are being assisted with resources and assistance in their time of need, much as a result of the coming together of the local community themselves.

Sitting back and pondering over the situation and what we can do to help, and having watched the piece about fire ladders on the news yesterday evening, it is totally incredulous to me that there are ladders that exist and London does not have one!

Over the coming months and years, much will be written and reported about fire and fire safety in tower blocks but that all takes time and London currently has many tower blocks and tall office buildings that exceed the reach of existing Fire Brigade resources. 

Working in London and visiting such offices on a regular basis, it never occurred to me that there would be no such resource available, and for around £1 million a ladder could be available. This would be a fantastic resource for London and if we can raise the funds via crowdfunding, a fitting tribute to those that lost their lives and all those recently affected by the recent tragedy.

Working & championing the family business community would not be possible with families working in business together & families are essentially at the heart of all that we do. 

This was a tragedy that has affected many families and hopefully, people that live, work & visit London will support our campaign & help us to raise funds for a resource that could prevent such a devastating tragedy happening again.

Every penny counts so please help us make a difference.

Launched today, help us reach our goal and be one of the first to make a donation to our campaign here and please do share our campaign to increase the chances of providing a much needed resource sooner rather than later.

Donate to the campaign here


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